Here’s what we know about Seattle’s NHL team so far: they’ve hired the league’s first-ever female pro scout, they’ll be practicing in a gorgeous revamped arena, and have offered free transit for those coming to and from games.
What we don’t know, however, is what the team’s going to be called, what the team’s mascot and logo will look like, and what colours will represent the team.
Making light of the Asian giant hornet situation going on in Washington State — gigantic “murder hornets” have been slaughtering and decapitating entire beehives — Reddit user moosebaloney came up with a new NHL team concept: the Seattle Murder Hornets.
Using orange, red, and black as main colours, moosebaloney illustrated an angry hornet equipped with a hockey stick and arms ready to fight.
After feedback from various Reddit users, moosebaloney created a second version, losing two arms and altering the colors and background of the piece.
He’s made both designs available for purchase on CafePress.
Others online have similarly been humouring the situation by sharing memes on social media.
Everyone: What else could possibly happen in May?
The Murder Hornets: pic.twitter.com/mXsKiX8ixJ
— Stanley, It’s Been Ages (@LeahCsMovies) May 2, 2020
everyone: fuck literally how could this year get any worse
— sloane (sipihkopiyesis) (@cottoncandaddy) May 4, 2020
“Murder hornets arrived in a America”
— N1v30 (@n1v30) May 2, 2020
CDC: how can we get them to stop going outside?
God: *inventing murder hornets* lol check this out
— Eternal Samnation (@portmanteauface) May 3, 2020
Murder Hornets, but with the right lawyer, Manslaughter Bees
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) May 2, 2020
In all seriousness, while the giant hornets aren’t known to deliberately attack humans, they may do so if a nest is disturbed. The hornets will attack with painful stings, which can be hazardous to your health. If you are stung, reduce inflammation and the spread of the venom by placing an ice cube or cold compact on the affected area. Do not rub the site of the sting; doing so will promote the venom to flow to surrounding tissues.
Those who are stung multiple times (10 or more) are more susceptible to developing a toxic or allergic reaction, including lightheadedness or dizziness, and must immediately seek medical attention.